By Fox News, Daily Mail Online
27 May 2016
New satellite imagery obtained from ImageSat International (ISI) shows that China, for the first time, has deployed a drone with stealth technology to Woody island of Paracel archipelago, one of contested points in the South China Sea.
The newly obtained satellite images from ImageSat International (ISI) show a Chinese Harbin BZK-005 long range reconnaissance drone, with ability of remaining airborne for up to 40 hours.
The Chinese drone did not appear armed in the satellite image taken last month. For the time being, the BZK-005 does not have the capability to fire missiles, unlike other drones in China’s inventory.
Other satellite images show some of the recently deployed HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island transferred from one cluster on the northern part of the island to other locations in a move most likely to make them more difficult to destroy in a potential air strike.
Read more of the Fox News report at http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/26/new-satellite-imagery-shows-chinese-drone-on-contested-island.html
and the Daily Mail Online report at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3613173/Satellite-image-reveals-China-begun-using-drones-stealth-capabilities-South-China-Sea.html